Suitcase Magazine, Issue 31. Travel has always been synonymous with escape and The Freedom Issue explores this in myriad ways. Whether the pieces were written before the pandemic or looking back from lockdown, their thoughts on freedom transcend the current moment, and consider the future of travel in this new context. There are essays on rediscovering places close to home; the impact of overtourism on communities, and the need to refocus on those who would benefit from our attention most. We also explore the motifs we use to represent freedom, from cowboys to rainbows, and who they liberate and restrict; as well as the complicated ethics of venturing to the most remote corners and cultures of the globe.